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Maria Name Meaning

Spanish (María), Italian, Portuguese, and Hungarian (Mária): from the female personal name, Latin Maria, which arose as a back-formation from the early Christian female name Mariam. This was mistaken for an accusative case, with the usual Latin feminine accusative ending -am, but in fact it is an Aramaic form of the Hebrew name Miryam (see Marie).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Marie, Marin, Mario, Mari, Marcia, Marta, Madia, Marina, Marra, Mara

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Maria Family Origin

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Maria Family Occupations

What did your Maria ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Maria occupation in the USA was Miner. 17% of Maria's were Miners. Miner, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maria. A less common occupation for the Maria family was Keeping House.

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  • Miner

    17%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Maria ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Maria Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Maria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maria census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Maria. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Maria. For the veterans among your Maria ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maria Life Expectancy

What is the average Maria lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Maria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Maria in 1944 was 35, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maria

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maria ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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